The most compelling superpowers are both a gift and a curse, as with hands made out of swords or being a kindergarten teacher with super hearing. Explore the two sides of superhero-dom with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a two-day pass to the El Paso Comic Con (a $25 value), held at the El Paso Convention Center September 10–11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The El Paso Comic Con will pack the El Paso Convention Center’s 21,000 square feet with guests and vendors devoted to the fans of comics, sci-fi, and anime. Peruse the works and merchandise of an array of exhibitors or seek out autographs from esteemed special guests, including Peter Mayhew and Billy Dee Williams of Star Wars fame, several cast members from The Walking Dead, renowned comic artist Andy Kuhn, and a dog that can bark the theme to Doctor Who. Special events run both days, such as cosplay contests, anime screenings, and guest panels. The Guerilla Music Fest runs concurrently with the convention, headlined by the stealthy stylings of After the Burial and Periphery.
El Paso Comic Con
In a world where monsters, aliens, and zombies freely roam convention tables and hatch plans to steal all the autograph markers, luckily there are superheroes around too. At the El Paso Comic Con, it's nearly guaranteed you'll see your favorite freakish idols of page and screen—or at least people dressed up as them—whatever their allegiances may be. In addition to cosplay contests and a convention floor filled with likeminded attendees, EPCON also brings in dozens of vendors who sell comics, artwork, and rarities. Special guests also show up, often including stars from Star Trek or other fantastic worlds from TV and the movies.